Parade marks St Cuthbert’s Day in Durham

Presentation of the Hotspur Award in Durahm Market Square on Saturday, by John Cuthbert (centre) presedent of the Northumbria Assoc. to Major John Hunter 5th Royal Regt. Fusiliers and major paul Blaney D Company The Rifles.
Presentation of the Hotspur Award in Durahm Market Square on Saturday, by John Cuthbert (centre) presedent of the Northumbria Assoc. to Major John Hunter 5th Royal Regt. Fusiliers and major paul Blaney D Company The Rifles.
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PEOPLE took to the streets of Durham to mark the feast day of St Cuthbert over the weekend.

On Saturday the Northumbrian Association held its annual St Cuthbert’s Day Walk and Pilgrimage from Chester-le-Street to Durham, leaving St Mary’s and St Cuthbert’s Church and reaching Durham Market Place at about 1.30pm.

Then, in front of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI) statue, the Hotspur Award, awarded for services to the North-East, was presented to The Rifles, the successor of the DLI.

The St Cuthbert’s Banner was later carried up to Durham Cathedral where it was blessed and reinstated in a short service.

St Cuthbert was a monk, bishop and hermit, associated with the monasteries in the region and died on March 20, 687.